Dec 01, 2020
Being Dad: Short Stories About Fatherhood
Posted by Dan Coxon Toby Litt Dan Rhodes Nikesh Shukla Nicholas Royle Courttia Newland Dan Powell Rodge Glass

WINNER BEST ANTHOLOGY 2016, SABOTEUR AWARDSFatherhood is in a state of flux Gone are the simplistic gender roles of yesteryear, the clear divisions between mothers and fathers More dads than ever before are staying home to be full time parents to their children those that work often find themselves part of a working partnership, their kids spending as much time with chWINNER BEST ANTHOLOGY 2016, SABOTEUR AWARDSFatherhood is in a state of flux Gone are the simplistic gender roles of yesteryear, the clear divisions between mothers and fathers More dads than ever before are staying home to be full time parents to their children those that work often find themselves part of a working partnership, their kids spending as much time with childminders and nannies as they do with their parents As society changes its expectations, the question must be asked what does it mean to be a father In Being Dad, sixteen contemporary writers all fathers themselves explore the highs and lows of fatherhood through sixteen new short stories From protective instincts gone awry to the ghosts of our fathers haunting every parenting decision, these stories shine a light on what it means to be a father in the twenty first century Featuring new stories by Toby Litt, Nikesh Shukla, Dan Rhodes, Courttia Newland, Nicholas Royle, Johnny Mains, Dan Powell, Rodge Glass, R.J Price, Tim Sykes, Lander Hawes, Andrew McDonnell, Iain Robinson, Richard W Strachan, Richard V Hirst and Samuel Wright.

  • Title: Being Dad: Short Stories About Fatherhood
  • Author: Dan Coxon Toby Litt Dan Rhodes Nikesh Shukla Nicholas Royle Courttia Newland Dan Powell Rodge Glass
  • ISBN: 9781910089323
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • Being Dad Short Stories About Fatherhood WINNER BEST ANTHOLOGY SABOTEUR AWARDSFatherhood is in a state of flux Gone are the simplistic gender roles of yesteryear the clear divisions between mothers and fathers More dads than ever befo

    Simon P

    A terrible way to review a book is to review what the book is not UNLESS it promises to be something and then doesn t deliver This collection does not in my opinion explore the highs and lows of being a father Some of the stories have a link to fatherhood so tenuous the book could also claim they are about trees since they are printed on paper Some of the stories are awful, like really, shockingly amateurish and dull Most of them are depressing, about failed fatherhood, failed marriages, absent [...]


    Richard Price

    OK, I do provide a short story to this collection in fact being asked to contribute to it prompted me to write my first short story in about a decade But the other stories in very different ways survey and detail different fatherhood experiences movingly and sometimes hilariously Courttia Newland s piece, delving into Sound System culture, is particularly memorable and a timely piece for contemporary society.


    Thelastwordreview

    Being Dad published by Tangent Books and edited by Dan Coxon is an anthology of short stories of fatherhood from fifteen contemporary writers Every single story is presented with such poignancy that any father will read and find themselves lost in the words of being just that a father The sheer beauty of this fabulous book is that there are no answers to the many questions posed by fatherhood but the case of them sharing the everyday moments of everything that being a father is, the joy, the lo [...]


    Anne Scott

    Loving short stories just now and this is a nice themed collection with some really great writing.


    Richard V.


    Dan Coxon



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